Health Beat: Zumbathon fundraiser set for Sunday

• To benefit San Simeon by the Sound, a Zumbathon fundraiser led by popular instructors will be held Sunday, April 19, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Cutchogue East Elementary School. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For tickets, visit

• Peconic Landing’s employee of the month for April is Maria Cruz, who has been with the facility’s housekeeping department for close to five years.

In a release, director of environmental services Darryl Volinski said Ms. Cruz “has a willingness to exercise leadership, take initiative and carry out additional responsibilities.”

Describing her as a “great asset” to Peconic Landing, Mr. Volinski continued, “She is a team player … organized and always ready for the next task to move the department in the right direction.”

• The April employee of the month at San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing, Rehabilitation and Adult Day Health Care is Deborah Corbett of the physical therapy department. A former cross-country truck driver who also has experience working with handicapped children and the elderly, Ms. Corbett transports San Simeon residents and assists in driving the facility’s bus.

In a release, director of rehabilitation Carrie Engblom said Ms. Corbett, who will soon earn qualification as a certified nursing assistant, “is always upbeat, happy and eager to please. She is dedicated and will go way beyond the call of duty.”

• East End Hospice will offer a free program on ‘The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia’ Wednesday, April 22, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the lower level meeting room at Riverhead Free Library. According to a release, video interviews and a moderated panel discussion with topic experts will present candid information to “help patients and families cope with the loss and grief associated with these progressive illnesses.” Refreshments will be served. To register, contact Dina Difolco of East End Hospice at 631-288-8400 or [email protected].

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